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strike

 (strīk)
v. struck (strŭk), struck or strick·en (strĭk′ən), strik·ing, strikes
v.tr.
1.
a. To hit sharply, as with a hand, fist, weapon, or implement: struck the table in anger; strikes the ball with a nine iron; struck the nail with a hammer.
b. To inflict (a blow).
2. To penetrate or pierce: was struck in the leg by a bullet.
3.
a. To collide with or crash into: She struck the desk with her knee.
b. To cause to come into violent or forceful contact: She struck her knee against the desk.
c. To thrust (a weapon, for example) in or into someone or something: struck the sword into the dragon.
d. To damage or destroy, as by forceful contact: Lightning struck the tree.
4. To make a military attack on; assault.
5. To afflict suddenly, as with a disease or impairment: was stricken with cancer.
6. To cause to become suddenly in a certain way: struck him dead.
7.
a. To snap at or seize (a bait).
b. To hook (a fish that has taken the bait) by a pull on the line.
8. To wound by biting. Used especially of a snake.
9. To form by stamping, printing, or punching: strike a medallion.
10. To produce or play by manipulating strings or keys: strike a B flat; strike w, t, and y on the keyboard.
11. To indicate by a percussive or chiming sound: The clock struck nine.
12. To produce as if by playing a musical instrument: The report struck a positive note in the final paragraph.
13.
a. To produce by friction or a blow: struck fire from the flints.
b. To produce flame, light, or a spark by friction: strike a match.
14. To remove or separate suddenly, as with a blow: struck the wasp from his shoulder; struck off the diseased branch with a machete.
15. To eliminate or expunge: strike a trial witness's answer to a question as inadmissible hearsay.
16.
a. To come upon (a mineral deposit) by effort; discover: struck gold.
b. To come to; reach or attain: finally struck the main trail.
17.
a. To fall upon; shine on: A bright light struck her face.
b. To become audible to: An odd sound struck his ear.
18. To affect keenly or forcibly; impress: The suggestion struck her as foolish.
19. To enter the mind of: The thought struck me from out of the blue.
20.
a. To cause (a strong emotion) to penetrate deeply: struck terror into their hearts.
b. To affect or overcome with strong emotion: She was struck with alarm at the news.
21.
a. To make and confirm the terms of (a bargain).
b. To achieve (a balance, for example) by careful consideration.
22. To position one's body in (a pose, for example); assume.
23. Nautical
a. To haul down (a mast or sail).
b. To lower (a flag or sail) in salute or surrender.
c. To lower (cargo) into a hold.
24. To remove (theatrical properties, a set, or technical equipment) from a stage.
25. To dismantle and pack up for departure: strike camp.
26. To undertake a strike against (an employer).
27.
a. To level or even (a measure, as of grain).
b. To smooth or shape with a strickle.
28.
a. To send (plant roots) out or down.
b. To cause (a plant cutting) to take root.
v.intr.
1. To deal a blow or blows, as with the fist or a weapon; hit.
2. To aim a stroke or blow: struck at his opponent but missed.
3. To make contact suddenly or violently; collide: A car and a bus struck at the intersection.
4. To begin a military attack: The enemy struck unexpectedly.
5. Sports To score a goal: The home team struck early in the game.
6. To penetrate or pierce: The cold struck right through our jackets.
7. To take bait: The fish are striking.
8. To dart or shoot suddenly forward in an attempt to inflict a bite or wound. Used of snakes and wild animals.
9. To set out or proceed, especially in a new direction: struck off into the forest.
10. To begin to move: The horse struck into a gallop.
11.
a. To send out roots.
b. To sprout.
12.
a. To indicate the time by making a percussive or chiming sound: The clock struck just as we left.
b. To become indicated by a percussive or chiming sound: The hour has struck.
13. To become ignited.
14. To discover something suddenly or unexpectedly: struck on a new approach.
15. To fall, as light or sound: sunlight striking on the cliffs; a din struck upon their ears.
16. To have an effect; make an impression.
17. To engage in a strike against an employer.
18. To interrupt by pushing oneself forward: struck rudely into the conversation.
19. To strive diligently for a specific technical rating in the US Navy.
n.
1. An act or gesture of striking.
2. An attack, especially a military air attack on a single group of targets.
3. Sports A scoring attempt, often resulting in a goal.
4.
a. A cessation of work by employees in support of demands made on their employer, as for higher pay or improved conditions.
b. A temporary stoppage of normal activity undertaken as a protest.
5. A sudden achievement or valuable discovery, as of a precious mineral.
6.
a. The taking of bait by a fish.
b. A pull on a fishing line indicating this.
7. A quantity of coins or medals struck at the same time.
8.
a. Baseball A pitched ball that is counted against the batter, typically one that is swung at and missed, fouled off, or judged to have passed through the strike zone.
b. A perfectly thrown ball: The quarterback threw a strike to the receiver.
9. An unfavorable condition, circumstance, or characteristic; a disadvantage: "[They] were trying to sell a movie with several strikes against it as a mass-audience 'property'" (John Sayles).
10. Sports
a. The knocking down of all the pins in bowling with the first bowl of a frame.
b. The score so made.
11. The taking root and growing of a plant cutting.
12. Geology The course or bearing of a structural surface, such as an inclined bed, as it intersects a horizontal plane.
13. The removal of all properties, sets, and technical equipment following a final performance, as of a play or concert.
14. A strickle.
15. A device serving the functions of a strike plate, especially one that can be electronically released to allow access.
Phrasal Verbs:
strike down
1. To cause to fall by a blow.
2. To incapacitate or kill: He was struck down by tuberculosis.
3. To invalidate: The court struck down the law as unconstitutional.
strike out
1. To begin a course of action.
2. To set out energetically.
3. Baseball To pitch three strikes to (a batter), putting the batter out. To be struck out.
4. To fail in an endeavor.
strike up
1. To start to play music or sing: The band suddenly struck up. To start to play or sing (something): The orchestra struck up a waltz. To cause to start to play or sing: Strike up the band!
2. To initiate or begin: strike up a conversation.
Idioms:
on strike
Engaged in a work stoppage: Most of the employees were on strike.
strike hands
To conclude a bargain or reach an agreement.
strike it rich Informal
To have sudden financial success.

[Middle English striken, from Old English strīcan, to stroke; see streig- in Indo-European roots.]
Our Living Language The central role that baseball has played in American culture is known to all, but is particularly evident in the abundance of baseball expressions applied to circumstances outside the sport. When people say that they have struck out in an endeavor, they are using one such expression. We routinely speak of ballpark figures or estimates, of some unexpected quirk of fate or tricky question on an exam being a curve ball, of minor-league or bush-league players in a field or business, who might one day enter the big leagues. If we can't go to lunch with a person who invites us, we take a rain check. We can go to bat or pinch-hit for a friend. We can be off base about something or so disconnected we are out in left field. When we cooperate we are playing ball, and when we get serious or even ruthless about something, we are playing hardball. Some unfortunate people are said to have been born with two strikes against them if bad things come their way right off the bat. The list could go on and on, but that would only be running up the score.

strike down

vb
(tr, adverb) to cause to die, esp suddenly: he was struck down in his prime.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.strike down - declare null and voidstrike down - declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law"
countermand, repeal, rescind, revoke, annul, vacate, reverse, overturn, lift - cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
adjudge, declare, hold - declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
remit - release from (claims, debts, or taxes); "The taxes were remitted"
write off - cancel (a debt)
annul, invalidate, nullify, void, quash, avoid - declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"
recall - make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution; "The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty"
2.strike down - cause to die, especially suddenlystrike down - cause to die, especially suddenly; "The disease struck down many young men in the village"
kill - deprive of life; "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa"
3.strike down - cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blowstrike down - cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"
chop down - cut down; "George chopped down the cherry tree"
poleax, poleaxe - fell with or as if with a poleax
log, lumber - cut lumber, as in woods and forests
cut - fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"

strike

verb
1. To deliver a powerful blow to suddenly and sharply:
Informal: biff, bop, clip, wallop.
Slang: belt, conk, paste.
Idioms: let someone have it, sock it to someone.
2. To set upon with violent force:
3. To bring great harm or suffering to:
4. To grasp at (something) eagerly, forcibly, and abruptly with the jaws:
5. To give forth or cause to give forth a clear, resonant sound:
6. To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean.Also used with out:
annul, blot (out), cancel, cross (off or out), delete, efface, erase, expunge, obliterate, rub (out), scratch (out), undo, wipe (out), x (out).
Law: vacate.
7. To evoke a usually strong mental or emotional response from:
8. To enter a person's mind:
9. To have a sudden overwhelming effect on:
10. To cease working in support of demands made upon an employer:
Idiom: go on strike.
phrasal verb
strike back
To return like for like, especially to return an unfriendly or hostile action with a similar one:
phrasal verb
strike down
To cause to fall, as from a shot or blow:
Slang: deck.
Idiom: lay low.
phrasal verb
strike out
To proceed in a specified direction:
noun
2. Something that has been discovered:
Translations
يَصْدُم، يَدْهَس، يَطْرَحُه أرْضا
porazit
ramme
lábáról ledönt
slá/keyra niîur
podťať
vurup yere yıkmak

w>strike down

vt sepniederschlagen; (God) enemiesvernichten; (fig)zu Fall bringen; (US) lawabschaffen; to be struck downniedergeschlagen werden; (by illness) → getroffen werden; (by blow) → zu Boden gestreckt werden; he was struck down in his primeer wurde in seiner Blüte dahingerafft

strike

(straik) past tense struck (strak) : past participles struck ~stricken (ˈstrikən) verb
1. to hit, knock or give a blow to. He struck me in the face with his fist; Why did you strike him?; The stone struck me a blow on the side of the head; His head struck the table as he fell; The tower of the church was struck by lightning.
2. to attack. The enemy troops struck at dawn; We must prevent the disease striking again.
3. to produce (sparks or a flame) by rubbing. He struck a match/light; He struck sparks from the stone with his knife.
4. (of workers) to stop work as a protest, or in order to force employers to give better pay. The men decided to strike for higher wages.
5. to discover or find. After months of prospecting they finally struck gold/oil; If we walk in this direction we may strike the right path.
6. to (make something) sound. He struck a note on the piano/violin; The clock struck twelve.
7. to impress, or give a particular impression to (a person). I was struck by the resemblance between the two men; How does the plan strike you?; It / The thought struck me that she had come to borrow money.
8. to mint or manufacture (a coin, medal etc).
9. to go in a certain direction. He left the path and struck (off) across the fields.
10. to lower or take down (tents, flags etc).
noun
1. an act of striking. a miners' strike.
2. a discovery of oil, gold etc. He made a lucky strike.
ˈstriker noun
1. a worker who strikes.
2. in football, a forward player.
ˈstriking adjective
noticeable or impressive. She is tall and striking; She wears striking clothes.
ˈstrikingly adverb
be (out) on strike
(of workers) to be striking. The electricity workers are (out) on strike.
call a strike
(of a trade union leader etc) to ask workers to strike.
come out on strike
(of workers) to strike.
come/be within striking distance of
to come very close to.
strike at
to attempt to strike, or aim a blow at (a person etc). He struck at the dog with his stick.
strike an attitude / a pose
to place oneself in a particular usually rather showy pose.
strike a balance
to reach a satisfactory middle level of compromise between two undesirable extremes.
strike a bargain/agreement
to make a bargain; to reach an agreement.
strike a blow for
to make an effort on behalf of (a cause etc).
strike down
to hit or knock (a person) down. He was struck down by a car / a terrible disease.
strike dumb
to amaze. I was struck dumb at the news.
strike fear/terror etc into
to fill (a person) with fear etc. The sound struck terror into them.
strike home
(of a blow, insult etc) to reach the place where it will hurt most.
strike it rich
to make a lot of money.
strike lucky
to have good luck in a particular matter.
strike out
1. to erase or cross out (a word etc). He read the essay and struck out a word here and there.
2. to start fighting. He's a man who strikes out with his fists whenever he's angry.
strike up
1. to begin to play a tune etc. The band struck up (with) `The Red Flag'.
2. to begin (a friendship, conversation etc). He struck up an acquaintance with a girl on the train.
References in classic literature ?
I was hard pressed to defend myself and yet not strike down Sab Than and, with him, my last chance to win the woman I loved.
And what good will it do you to strike down those poor animals when they can be of no use to you?
The electric lights upon their brows gleamed brightly, their battle-axes were poised as if to strike down their foes; yet they remained motionless as statues, awaiting the word of command.
He fought quietly and without a word, upon his lips the same half smile they had worn as he rose to strike down the man who had insulted him.
The Court has become less likely to strike down federal laws, but importantly it has become far less likely to invalidate state laws.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has urged the Supreme Court of Pakistan to strike down new contempt of court law 2012 as it was in violation of the constitution.
District Judge Roger Vinson's decision to strike down the entire Obamacare law as unconstitutional.
This fall a federal appeals court will reconsider its decision to strike down Virginia's ban on so-called partial birth abortion.
To federal judge ANNA DIGGS TAYLOR, a Carter era appointee, for preening "there are no hereditary Kings in America," in her 44-page decision to strike down NSA's warrantless wiretaps as unconstitutional, apparently oblivious of the surveillance-driven roll-up of the terrorist plot in the UK to blow up US-bound airliners.
Removing the severability clause means a successful court challenge could strike down the entire bill, though legal experts say courts can make an independent judgment on the severability issue regardless of the language in the bill.